A new grocery store is planned for the Milford Mill Shopping Center, which will undergo a partial demolition and renovation.
Baltimore County will provide $2 million to help open the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in the shopping center.
After the Giant supermarket on Milford Mill Road closed in 2018, fresh food access along the Liberty Road corridor has been limited. But with the addition of the new grocery store, county officials hope to change that.
“Every resident deserves access to fresh, healthy foods and with this critical investment, we are fulfilling a longstanding commitment to bring fresh grocery options to this community,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said in a statement. “We’re thankful for ARLS Properties’ and Grocery Outlet’s commitment to our communities and look forward to working together in the years ahead to expand healthy food access and revitalize this critical economic area and beyond.”
The project, which is scheduled to be complete spring 2024, will be supported by $1,400,000 from the County’s Revolving Loan Fund and $600,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.
Milford Mill will be the second Maryland location for Grocery Outlet, which also has a store near Hagerstown.
Grocery Outlet also has stores in California, Idaho, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
“After pursuing grocers for several years in order to address the need expressed by the community, we are exceedingly happy to be a part of bringing a grocery store to the Milford Mill community,” said ARLS Properties LLC Managing Member Justin Rosemore in a statement. “However, this could not have worked without the perseverance, creativity, support and cooperation of Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., Councilman Julian E. Jones, Jr., Baltimore County’s Economic Development team, and the entire Grocery Outlet team.”
According to county officials, the grocer offers name-brand products at prices that are typically 40% to 70% lower than traditional grocery store chains.
Grocery Outlet stores are each independently owned and operated, so the grocer will be searching for local entrepreneurs to oversee the Baltimore County location.